A patient on the medical surgical floor has been found unresponsive to verbal stimuli. The nurse palpates to find the pulse but is unable to feel the pulse. The nurse calls for help and begins chest compressions. Another nurse arrives with an AED. The nurse with the AED should do which of the following?

Turn the AED power to "ON."


•The nurse who discovers an unresponsive patient with no pulse should call for help and begin chest compressions.

•Once the AED arrives, the AED should have the power turned to the "ON" position.

•After this is done, the pads should be placed in the correct positions on the chest wall.

•At this point, the AED will analyze the patient's heart rhythm.

•The AED will then advise if a "shock is advised" based on the heart rhythm.

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